Supple History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Supple family

The surname Supple was first found in counties Cork and Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland, in the province of Munster, where the name is present and quite numerous in almost every extant record. The first ancestor of the Supple family in Ireland came in 1171 as a member of Strongbow's forces, and was granted lands in Limerick and Cork.

Early History of the Supple family

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Supple Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Supple, Soople and others.

Early Notables of the Supple family (pre 1700)

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United States Supple migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Supple Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Patrick Supple, who emigrated from Ireland to America around 1737
Supple Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Supple, who landed in New York in 1817
  • John Supple, who landed in New York, NY in 1817 [1]
  • Jos Supple, aged 24, who arrived in America in 1822 [1]
  • D Supple, aged 17, who arrived in America in 1822 [1]
  • Joseph and D. Supple, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Supple migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Supple Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Richard Supple, who was recorded in Toronto in 1844
  • Mr. Thomas Supple, aged 23 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Jessie" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]

Australia Supple migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Supple Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Supple, (b. 1814), aged 19, English shoe boot maker who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years for larceny, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 27th April 1833, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1863 [3]
  • Pat. Supple, aged 26, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sultana" [4]
  • James Supple, aged 16, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Fortune" [5]
  • Thomas Supple, aged 24, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Fortune" [5]
  • Mary Supple, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Fortune" [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Supple (post 1700) +

  • Mark Supple, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2008 [6]
  • Leonard J. Supple, American Republican politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 9th District, 1955-60 [6]
  • C. M. Supple, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1924 [6]
  • Shane Supple (b. 1987), Irish coach and former footballer who played as a goalkeeper
  • Danton Supple (b. 1965), Grammy Award-winning British Record producer and mixer, best known for his work with Coldplay
  • Barry Emanuel Supple CBE, FBA, (b. 1930), English Emeritus Professor of Economic History, University of Cambridge, father of theatre and opera director Tim Supple
  • John Supple (1810-1869), Canadian businessman and politician who represented Renfrew North in the 1st Parliament of Ontario as a Conservative member from 1867 to 1869
  • Tim Supple (b. 1962), English theatre and opera director with a reputation for breathing new life into familiar stories
  • Brooke Supple, Australian pop singer


The Supple Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mens conscia recti
Motto Translation: Mens conscia recti.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 57)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atlas
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1852.shtml
  5. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 8th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Fortune 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/fortune1854.shtml.
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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